People all over this world seek strategies for success. Some seek “The Why” to find a deeper connection that will sustain them through the ups and downs of business. Others ask more profound questions like, Why am I alive? Does my life matter? What is this all for? Still more read books to help them find definitive answers. Some look to ancient teachings that have stood the test of time. Others look to science to define the truth. For the sake of this article I will use a portion of the Holy Bible to help shed some light on an idea that I think is vital for us in order to become successful in life. I want to tell you a secret I discovered about your conscience.
Please open up your minds to this so that you may discover this secret truth about your conscience. Whatever you call God here, it’s fine with me. Try to understand the concept here. I read 1st John 3:11-24 and verse 18 popped out. It says, ‘my children, our love should not be just words and talk. It must be true love, which shows itself in action.’ It goes on to say, ‘This then is how we will know that we belong to the truth; this is how we will be confident in God’s presence.’
Love is an action. That’s easy to understand right?
Then it says, ‘if our conscience condemns us, we know that God is greater than our conscience and that He knows everything. Wow, those words made all the difference to me. I received this word as truth that my conscience may not know the truth. This is where the shift must start. If our conscience doesn’t condemn us, we have courage in God’s presence. Do you see that? Do you see that it’s possible that your conscience may believe a lie.
What lie is it you may ask?
Okay for this next part, you may not buy the fact that there is a force pressing against us that we need to press through in order to overcome and get to the truth but bare with me here. Of course, this force can remind us that we are not worthy and arouse our soulish imagination to keep us in that lie. But if we choose to believe the truth, we will know better because we just read it here.
God would prefer us stand in the truth. This is our firm foundation. I have spoken of this foundation that leaders stand on. We walk in truth as we love in action, not just in words. If you hate your brother or anyone, then you really can’t say that you walk in love. You may want to go back and read the verses again and see what you have to do to fix that. But if you can say that you walk in love then read on. Just remember that love is not just words spoken, but action. This includes the actions we take to love ourselves.
But this is not the end of it. It’s not the love part that keeps us from success. It’s what our conscience is programmed to tell us.
Due to past programming by all manner of negativity, this force would prefer us feel we could ask for anything but not expect to receive it. But the Word is clear here. If we walk in love, ‘we receive what we ask because we obey His commands and do what pleases God.’ Ok, according to the Bible, it says, ‘What pleases Him is that we believe in the truth of Jesus and love one another.’ Here is where some of you may differ in your beliefs and I respect that. If you feel condemnation right now, you could be a victim of the very lie I am uncovering to you here. But if this is too much for you, stop reading. You are not ready to receive this revelation. For the rest of you, you will soon find the answer you have been searching for.